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Appeals court: Ohio lethal injection method constitutional

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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:45 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court says Ohio's current lethal injection system does not pose an unconstitutional risk of suffering to condemned inmates.

The court says the potential for suffocation posed by the three-drug method does not qualify as the type of "severe pain and needless suffering" prohibited by the Constitution.

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